Counselling in Hampton, VIC

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Gwyn Rees
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping people cope with difficulties related to fertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, birth trauma, pre and postnatal anxiety, depression as well as the transition to parenting. The journey to becoming a parent can be a turbulent time and I believe parenting is one of the most demanding jobs there is. This time can also offer the opportunity for self-discovery and growth. I aim to provide a warm, respectful and non-judgmental space to allow you to feel comfortable to share, reflect and grow.
(03) 7500 5747 View (03) 7500 5747
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Amber Archbold
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188  (Online Only)
Clients facing anxiety, relationship/dating hurdles, trauma, nervous system dysregulation, low mood or striving to find a deeper sense of self will find relief in our sessions. They may struggle with relationships, anxiety, and self-doubt, seeking validation and understanding of who they are beyond their limiting core beliefs. They aim to cope with anxiety, heal past traumas, improve communication, and foster healthier connections. Ultimately, they strive for security, fulfillment, and peace within themselves and their relationships.
Clients facing anxiety, relationship/dating hurdles, trauma, nervous system dysregulation, low mood or striving to find a deeper sense of self will find relief in our sessions. They may struggle with relationships, anxiety, and self-doubt, seeking validation and understanding of who they are beyond their limiting core beliefs. They aim to cope with anxiety, heal past traumas, improve communication, and foster healthier connections. Ultimately, they strive for security, fulfillment, and peace within themselves and their relationships.
(03) 7500 5474 View (03) 7500 5474
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Michaela Klabanova
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Michaela is an open-minded psychologist and psychotherapist whose approach is tailored to the needs of each particular client. She is passionate about helping people grow and achieve their full potential. Michaela predominately works with complex mental health issues including trauma, addiction and neurodiversity. Furthermore, she is passionate about men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. Her experience includes working with children, youth and adults.
Michaela is an open-minded psychologist and psychotherapist whose approach is tailored to the needs of each particular client. She is passionate about helping people grow and achieve their full potential. Michaela predominately works with complex mental health issues including trauma, addiction and neurodiversity. Furthermore, she is passionate about men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. Her experience includes working with children, youth and adults.
(03) 8797 2629 View (03) 8797 2629
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Denise Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Denise emphasises establishing a strong connection, before exploring thoughts, feelings, and narratives to help clients develop insight into their difficulties. And most importantly, Denise is passionate about turning insights into action to improve the quality of people’s lives. Denise has experience supporting individuals across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Moreover, Denise supports people to better understand themselves for personal growth. Denise has experience in private practice, schools, telehealth and crisis support.
Denise emphasises establishing a strong connection, before exploring thoughts, feelings, and narratives to help clients develop insight into their difficulties. And most importantly, Denise is passionate about turning insights into action to improve the quality of people’s lives. Denise has experience supporting individuals across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Moreover, Denise supports people to better understand themselves for personal growth. Denise has experience in private practice, schools, telehealth and crisis support.
(03) 7003 2927 View (03) 7003 2927
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Peter McKay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
My way of working with people is a gentle and supportive approach that is informed by theories of attachment, trauma, self psychology and intersubjectivity. I work with you to create new experiences that allow a freedom from ways of being that are not working for you. This approach is also applied to assisting parents with challenges in the family dynamic. I also work directly with trauma and on improving performance using a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model.
(03) 8372 0572 View (03) 8372 0572
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Jennifer Vincent-Green
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
I am an experienced Psychologist who has worked extensively with both Children, Adolescents and families during the past 32 years - predominantly within the school setting and in private practice. Areas of expertise include Psychological and Educational Assessment and Counselling. I have assisted young people and adults cope with difficulties in their life, supporting them to make sense of their experiences and learn coping strategies. I am an experienced group and training facilitator in Personality assessment and Social and Emotional programs.
(03) 9068 5547 View (03) 9068 5547
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Blokes Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Accepting New Clients Now! Our mission at Blokes Psychology is to empower and support men in their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where men can openly discuss their life challenges, feelings and emotions without fear of judgment. Through evidence-based practices and a holistic approach, we aim to assist men in achieving optimal mental wellness and improve the quality of their lives. Our goal is to break down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and provide accessible resources for all boys & men to improve their mental wellbeing. We have offices in Cheltenham, Hawthorn & Scoresby!
Accepting New Clients Now! Our mission at Blokes Psychology is to empower and support men in their mental health journey. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where men can openly discuss their life challenges, feelings and emotions without fear of judgment. Through evidence-based practices and a holistic approach, we aim to assist men in achieving optimal mental wellness and improve the quality of their lives. Our goal is to break down the stigma surrounding men's mental health and provide accessible resources for all boys & men to improve their mental wellbeing. We have offices in Cheltenham, Hawthorn & Scoresby!
(03) 9070 5494 View (03) 9070 5494
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Kirstyn Windsor
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to make sense of their patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating, to facilitate change. I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and adjustment. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and authentic, adopting a person-centred approach to understand each individual’s needs in order to deliver targeted treatment approaches. I pride myself on being kind and empathic when supporting my clients to improve the quality of their wellbeing and relationships.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to make sense of their patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating, to facilitate change. I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, and adjustment. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and authentic, adopting a person-centred approach to understand each individual’s needs in order to deliver targeted treatment approaches. I pride myself on being kind and empathic when supporting my clients to improve the quality of their wellbeing and relationships.
(03) 7003 2172 View (03) 7003 2172
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Bianca Lebenholc
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VIC 3188
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
Bianca is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults navigate life's challenges. With extensive experience across diverse settings, Bianca has a special interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community as well as addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and OCD. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in every session, fostering a welcoming environment where clients feel empowered to explore and grow.
(03) 7500 5478 View (03) 7500 5478
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Derek Goodlake
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
If your’e experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or stress, then as an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor, Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, I can work with you to resolve your issues. and get your life back. I also cover grief, bereavement, phobia, self harm, addiction, and relationship issues. We may feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts and memories from our past and fears about the future. No amount of arguing with ourselves seems to help. With the right therapies we can be free from the past's hold on our future.
If your’e experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or stress, then as an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor, Accredited EMDR Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, I can work with you to resolve your issues. and get your life back. I also cover grief, bereavement, phobia, self harm, addiction, and relationship issues. We may feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts and memories from our past and fears about the future. No amount of arguing with ourselves seems to help. With the right therapies we can be free from the past's hold on our future.
(03) 7500 5043 View (03) 7500 5043
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Dalit Bar
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am a registered clinical counsellor and art therapist with over 15 years in public and private practice in Melbourne. I have a passion for working with children and families, where I create a healing space and where I can enable clients to explore and understand the experience or events that are troubling them. I can help clients to feel empowered and improve their wellbeing.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and art therapist with over 15 years in public and private practice in Melbourne. I have a passion for working with children and families, where I create a healing space and where I can enable clients to explore and understand the experience or events that are troubling them. I can help clients to feel empowered and improve their wellbeing.
(03) 6118 7121 View (03) 6118 7121
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Centre Psychology Pty Ltd
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
At Centre Psychology, we believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Samantha is an experienced and compassionate psychologist dedicated to providing high-quality mental health services to individuals. Samantha understands that every person's journey is unique, and she will work closely with you to understand your individual needs and develop personalised treatment plans that are tailored to your specific goals. Samantha offers a wide range of services, including therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as counseling for relationship issues, stress management, and personal growth.
At Centre Psychology, we believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Samantha is an experienced and compassionate psychologist dedicated to providing high-quality mental health services to individuals. Samantha understands that every person's journey is unique, and she will work closely with you to understand your individual needs and develop personalised treatment plans that are tailored to your specific goals. Samantha offers a wide range of services, including therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as counseling for relationship issues, stress management, and personal growth.
(03) 7500 5829 View (03) 7500 5829
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Kathryn Williamson
Psychologist, PsyBA - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Kathryn has 30 years of experience working as a Health Psychologist in both the private and public sector. Kathryn is a Board approved supervisor and has a background in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger and trauma. She has a focus and an interest in supporting people with chronic health conditions including chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. Kathryn works with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault and has a love of working with relationship issues and personal development.
Kathryn has 30 years of experience working as a Health Psychologist in both the private and public sector. Kathryn is a Board approved supervisor and has a background in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger and trauma. She has a focus and an interest in supporting people with chronic health conditions including chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. Kathryn works with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault and has a love of working with relationship issues and personal development.
(03) 7500 5269 View (03) 7500 5269
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Accolade Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Shraevani has over 25 years’ experience in clinical mental health as a clinician and as a leader. She has worked in public health and as a private practitioner. She has a practical and compassionate approach to therapy. Shraevani is trained in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy, MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, SFT – Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, EFT and Systems. She provides therapy for relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, depression and other life stresses.
Shraevani has over 25 years’ experience in clinical mental health as a clinician and as a leader. She has worked in public health and as a private practitioner. She has a practical and compassionate approach to therapy. Shraevani is trained in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy, MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, SFT – Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, EFT and Systems. She provides therapy for relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, depression and other life stresses.
(03) 7020 2725 View (03) 7020 2725
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Kat O'Mara
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
Do you feel confused about what is going on in your life? Are you dealing with the aftermath of an upsetting situation? I might be able to help. I am a registered counsellor who can work with you through the challenging times in your life and relationships. I can provide you with a safe space in which to process your experience and work at your own pace towards recovery. I use a blend of techniques tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, given the right conditions.
(03) 7500 5605 View (03) 7500 5605
Photo of Catherine Baird, Psychologist in Hampton, VIC
Catherine Baird
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Catherine enjoys establishing long term therapeutic relationships. Catherine likes to help clients explore their pasts and understand how one’s story affects their current situation. Catherine enjoys helping her clients to establish a deeper level of connection to self.
Catherine enjoys establishing long term therapeutic relationships. Catherine likes to help clients explore their pasts and understand how one’s story affects their current situation. Catherine enjoys helping her clients to establish a deeper level of connection to self.
(03) 7003 2482 View (03) 7003 2482
Photo of Emma Vasey, Psychotherapist in Hampton, VIC
Emma Vasey
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Emma is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and sexologist who is dedicated to providing destigmatising therapy that can be playful, cathartic, affirming, and enlightening all at once. She frequently sees clients in her office who are stuck in patterns of overthinking, emotional avoidance, and engaged with numbing tactics to cope. They seek a radiant and authentic version of themselves that they like, that connects with others, and feels inherently worthy of joy. They value themselves enough to hope for more. Emma is currently accepting psychotherapy and sex therapy referrals.
Emma is a qualified and registered psychotherapist and sexologist who is dedicated to providing destigmatising therapy that can be playful, cathartic, affirming, and enlightening all at once. She frequently sees clients in her office who are stuck in patterns of overthinking, emotional avoidance, and engaged with numbing tactics to cope. They seek a radiant and authentic version of themselves that they like, that connects with others, and feels inherently worthy of joy. They value themselves enough to hope for more. Emma is currently accepting psychotherapy and sex therapy referrals.
(03) 7500 5637 View (03) 7500 5637
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Paul Vanderputt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VIC 3188
Hi I'm Paul, I'm a registered Psychologist and the Director of Adaptive Counselling and Psychology in Bentleigh. I believe that good therapy means having a good therapeutic relationship, and I take the time to build this before getting stuck into treatment. I see anyone aged 15+ and have a particular focus on working with depression, anxiety (general and social), stress, and trauma.
Hi I'm Paul, I'm a registered Psychologist and the Director of Adaptive Counselling and Psychology in Bentleigh. I believe that good therapy means having a good therapeutic relationship, and I take the time to build this before getting stuck into treatment. I see anyone aged 15+ and have a particular focus on working with depression, anxiety (general and social), stress, and trauma.
(03) 7003 2513 View (03) 7003 2513
Photo of Kim Storey, Counsellor in Hampton, VIC
Kim Storey
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
I am a professional counsellor who will provide you with a caring and safe space to talk about what is troubling you. You may be looking for someone to be by your side, to help you navigate through current and past issues. This may be a journey you need to take by yourself, or with your partner or family. Whatever stage you're at and whoever you're with, coming to counselling can be an experience of learning and discovery that will ultimately enrichen your relationships and the way you live your life.
(03) 6146 3219 View (03) 6146 3219
Photo of Jeremy Neumann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hampton, VIC
Jeremy Neumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Hampton, VIC 3188
Jeremy is an experienced youth/family and adult counsellor and an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BBus; GDipPsych; MSW, AMHSW), with a breadth of clinical experience across both the public and the private sectors. Jeremy has a clinical interest working with people through anxiety, life transitions, identity and depression. He has a strong grounding in mindfulness based approaches, completing further training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for working with trauma. Jeremy incorporates the ideals of everyday mindfulness into his practice.
Jeremy is an experienced youth/family and adult counsellor and an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BBus; GDipPsych; MSW, AMHSW), with a breadth of clinical experience across both the public and the private sectors. Jeremy has a clinical interest working with people through anxiety, life transitions, identity and depression. He has a strong grounding in mindfulness based approaches, completing further training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and also in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for working with trauma. Jeremy incorporates the ideals of everyday mindfulness into his practice.
(03) 7003 2136 View (03) 7003 2136

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hampton, VIC

40+

Average cost per session

$158

Counsellors in Hampton, VIC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
59% Coping Skills
57% Parenting

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Bupa
55% Medicare Rebates
55% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Hampton, VIC see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hampton?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.